PERPETUAL CHAOS AND CRISES…(“Order Out Of Chaos”!!)
by Jacob G. Hornberger
September 3, 2013
I find it absolutely fascinating how the president, along with his national-security state apparatus, can instantaneously throw the entire nation into crisis mode, this time with everyone in angst over whether the president should or should not bomb Syria. It’s a perfect demonstration of the power and influence that the U.S. national-security state and its military empire around the world have over the American people and how easy it is for this apparatus to keep the American people in a state of perpetual chaos, crisis, fear, anxiety, and turmoil.
Take a look at the Swiss. Do you see them in turmoil over Syria’s civil war? Do you see them pacing the floors, worrying about what to do about Syria? Do you see them having a national debate over what to do about the Syrian government’s purported use of chemical weapons?
No. You don’t see any of that. That’s because the Swiss government’s foreign policy is much like the foreign policy on which the United States was founded — a policy of non-intervention in the affairs of other nations. In Switzerland — just as in the United States for more than 100 years after America’s founding — there is no foreign aid, foreign military bases, embargoes, sanctions, torture, indefinite incarceration, Guantanamo Bay, military tribunals, war on terrorism, coups, support of dictatorships, and other aspects of a pro-empire, pro-interventionist way of life.